Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christ Is In The X

Mental Floss corrects a common misconception:
Lots of people think that the X in Xmas is a secular watering down of the word Christ. You know, “we love to celebrate the holiday but don’t believe in Jesus,” sort of thing. However, this is not the case. The X actually comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of Χριστός. Now, if that’s all Greek to you, Χριστός, of course, means Christ. And the “mas” in Christmas, well, this is mental_floss, so I need not explain where that comes from, right?
Of course, facts don't matter is all one wants is to make religion a political football.

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